Short Stories

Short Stories

1) "Loretta's Garden" -- Hardboiled issue #06, 6/1993
2) "Daria" -- Terminal Fright, 6/1994
3) "The Hunter" -- Kracked Mirror Mysteries, 1/1995
4) "The Mezzeraut" -- XIZQUIL, 6/1995
5) "The Hawthorne's Wind" -- Terminal Fright, 6/1995
6) "Bad Blood" -- Plot magazine, 9/1995
7) "The Promotion" --Texas Rangers (Berkley Publishing Group), 9/2004
(2005 WWA Spur Award winner)
8) "Rattlesnakes and Skunks" -- Out West magazine, 6/2006
9) "The Assignment" -- Map of Murder (Red Coyote Press), 2/2007
10) "The Quarry" -- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2008
11) "Leave of Absence" -- Amazon Shorts, 9/2006
12) "Call of Duty" -- Amazon Shorts, 11/2006
13) "See Also Murder" -- Amazon Shorts, 12/2006
(2007 Derringer Award finalist)
14) "A Rain Dance in Chelsea" -- Amazon Shorts, 6/2007
15) "The Trouble with Wind" -- Boys' Life November, 2009
16) "Silent Hill" -- Ghost Towns , PINNACLE July, 2010
17) "Daddy's Little Girl" -- Mysterical-E, Spring (April) 2008
18) "The Ridges" -- Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, DAW , October 2009
19) "Lucky is Another Country" -- Lit 103.3, November, 2009
20) "By Way of Angel Mountain" -- Christmas Campfire Companion, Point Yonder Press, 12/2011
21) "Pushback" -- Lit 103.3, January, 2011
22) "The Last Master of Aeronautical Winters" -- Westward Weird (DAW), February, 2012
23) "Shadow of the Crow" -- Beat to a Pulp, Round 2, May, 2012
24) "Lost Mountain Pass" -- The Traditional West (WF Anthology), July, 2011
25) "The Treasure Box" -- Cactus Country 2 (High Hill Press), December, 2011
26) "The Kill Stand" -- Indiana Crime anthology, January, 2012
27) "The Longest Night" -- Slay Bells and Six Guns (WF anthology), October, 2012
28) "The Adventure of the Rounded Ocelot" -- The Adventure of the Plated Spoon (Tyrus Books) -- November, 2014
29) "How To Swim" -- Indy Writes Books (Indy Reads) anthology, December, 2014

  1. 1. The Rattlesnake Season (Berkley), 10/09 -Josiah Wolfe #1 
  2. 2. The Scorpion Trail (Berkley) 04/10 --Josiah Wolfe #2          
  3. 3. The Badger's Revenge (Berkley)  04/11 -- Josiah Wolfe #3
  4. 4. The Cougar's Prey (Berkley) 10/11 -- Josiah Wolfe #4
  5. 5. The Devil's Bones (Five Star) 05/12 -- standalone mystery
  6. 6. The Coyote Tracker (Berkley) 08/12 -- Josiah Wolfe #5
  7. 7. The Gila Wars (Berkley) 05/13 -- Josiah Wolfe #6
  8. 8. Vengeance at Sundown (Berkley) 08/14 -- Lucas Fume #1
  9. 9. See Also Murder: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery (Seventh Street Books) 05/15,  #1 in the series.
  10. 10. Escape From Hangtown (Berkley) 06/15 --Lucas Fume #2
  11. 11. A Thousand Falling Crows (Seventh Street Books) -- Sonny Burton #1 --01/16
  12. 12. See Also Deception: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery (Seventh Street Books) -- 05/16,  #2 in the series.
  13. 13. Where I Can See You (Seventh Street Books) 01/17
  14. 14. See Also Proof: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery (Seventh Street Books) -- 05/18, #3 in the series.
  15. 15. The Lost are the Last to Die (Five Star) 11/19 -- Sonny Burton #2 in the series.
  16. 16. The Return of the Wolf (Five Star) 12/20 -- Josiah Wolfe #7 in the series.
  17. 17. Winter Seeks Out the Lonely (Five Star) 08/21 -- Sonny Burton #3 in the series.
  18. 18. Lost Mountain Pass (Kensington) 09/21 -- Trusty Dawson #1 in the series.



Praise for See Also Murder

"[A] terrific first in a projected series... The characters are superbly drawn, and the prairie—its flatness, winds, and critters—is an evocative character in its own right."  -- Publishers Weekly -- STARRED REVIEW

"Fresh and Original..."  -- Toronto Star

"Sweazy's prose is rich in suggestive detail, perceptive and hard-edged... A fine well-wrought mystery."

                                                                                                                               -- Providence Journal

"Definitely one of the year's best...this series debut is not to be missed." -- Mysterious Reviews

Praise for A Thousand Falling Crows:

"Sonny is an engaging, determined hero drawing on his Texas Ranger experience to find some measure of justice. Sure to attract fans of Westerns and readers who favor well-plotted mysteries with plenty of atmosphere." 

                             - Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW and Mystery Pick of the Month (January, 2016)

“Sweazy shows marked skill at incorporating the sere landscape of Dust Bowl–era north Texas, with its punishing sun and rattlesnakes creeping out of rabbit holes in the gloaming, as an independent character in A Thousand Falling Crows. His portrayal of Sonny Burton’s struggle to rebuild his life in the wake of personal tragedy, and find new goals, new friendship with Blue and maybe even new love, is no less deft….It’s not clear whether Sweazy has a sequel in mind. We can only hope he writes one. Soon.”

                                                                                                                                                   —Kirkus Reviews

“Sweazy’s text is an absolute treat for the senses… The character of Sonny Burton will resonate with readers. His everyman struggles with change, loneliness, and relationships are appealing across both gender and generational lines.”

                                     —Foreword Reviews

Praise for See Also Deception:

"Marjorie must use the skills she’s developed as an indexer to see and organize seemingly unrelated ideas, just as she must summon the nerve to act, despite repressive social inhibitions, in this satisfying sequel."

                                                                                                                                     -- Publishers Weekly

“The riveting See Also Deception rewrites the rules for small-town mysteries, adding a retro element that evokes times long before cell phones and the Internet. But Larry D. Sweazy’s formidably stalwart heroine, Marjorie Trumaine, is still more than up to the task of peeling away layers of secrets and subterfuge in getting to the bottom of a local librarian’s death. This is deceptively dark mystery writing par excellence, a potboiler of a tale that proves an able mix of Peyton Place and Agatha Christie.”

—JON LAND, USA Today bestselling author of Strong Light of Day


**The Return of the Wolf (Josiah Wolf #7) -- 2020 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Western

**See Also Proof (Marjorie Trumaine #3) -- shortlisted for the 2020 Indiana Authors Award, Genre category

** See Also Proof (Marjorie Trumaine #3) -- 2019 Willa Award (Original Softcover)

** The Coyote Tracker (Josiah Wolfe #5) -- 2013 Elmer Kelton Book Award 

** The Coyote Tracker (JosiahWolfe #5) -- 2013 WWA Spur Award for Best Original Mass Market Paperback

** The Cougar's Prey (Josiah Wolfe #4) -- 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award

** The Scorpion Trail (Josiah Wolfe #2) -- 2011 Will Rogers Medallion award

** The Scorpion Trail (Josiah Wolfe #2) -- Best Books of Indiana 2011 literary competition for Best Fiction

** The Rattlesnake Season (Josiah Wolfe #1) -- finalist in the Best Books of Indiana 2010 literary competition for Best Fiction

Praise for See Also Proof

   "[Sweazy's] best-plotted yet."  -- Kirkus

    "This is a gem of a book." -- Mystery Scene

    "Marjorie is a wonderful character." -- Publishers Weekly

    "Marjorie is a smart, no-nonsense protagonist..." -- Booklist

    "Marjorie is the perfect sleuth for this dark series."

                     -- Library Journal -- STARRED REVIEW and Mystery Pick of the Month (May, 2018)

 Praise for Where I Can See You

"Where I Can See You is a necessary crime novel. It is beautifully written and will grip your attention to the last sentence." -- The Washington Book Review

"Where I Can See You is Larry D. Sweazy at his darkest and most haunting. His poetic prose weeps with despair in a lyrical narrative that serves this dark morality play perfectly. Highly recommended to mystery fans!"  -- Internet Review of Books

"Versatile Sweazy (See Also Deception, 2016, etc.) punctuates the lawman's quest, laid-back yet urgent, with snatches of flash-forward dialogue that warn you not to expect a series." -- Kirkus

" Sweazy brings off a thrilling boat chase, and the finale is appropriately tense. Some fine writing, too, in the service of a world that has monsters walking among us." --Booklist

" With fascinating characters, plenty of suspense and numerous chilling plot twists, Where I Can See You is a novel many people will have trouble putting down." -- RT Reviews